Feb 25, 2012

Glowing Water- Uses and How to Make it!

What could be more fun than GLOWING water?  The water itself is mesmerizing; add it to play recipes and activities and light up your child's life in a whole new way!

How to Make Glowing Water
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  • Nontoxic yellow highlighters
  • Water

Making glow water is simple!  All you need are non-toxic yellow highlighters and water. You can find 2-packs of jumbo highlighters at Target for under $1.00.  Pop the back off of the marker and pull out the ink soaked felt that is inside.  Then run the felt under a small stream of water with a bowl underneath to catch it.  I used roughly 6 cups of water per highlighter and ended up with insanely bright glow water, too! 

Glow water

 Yellow highlighters make such a BRIGHT glowing water, and there are so many fun ways to use this water in play.  Visit our glowing play collection for tons of ideas.  

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I tried to make glow water using every other color highlighter that I had on hand, and none of them glowed.  I was so disappointed, as some of the highlighters would glow in the black light when you used them to write, but then the water would not glow. 

 An update from the original post: 
We found a way to make RAINBOW GLOW Water!
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Glowing Rainbow Water

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